- Financial Express
The right way to skill the world
With India having taken over t he presidency of the G20, it’s an opportunity to reshape the global economic governance agenda. Among other things, an area that needs priority is the future of work and associated skilling. The remote work experiment began in March 2020 when Covid-19 struck. Rapid digitalisation facilitated remote work and new technologies secured productivity. As people return to the workplace, we are seeing hybrid meeting environments, improvements in asynchronous collaboration, novel applications to sustain interpersonal connections, and the use of VR and AR.
New kinds of jobs have emerged, and consequently new skills—such as digital technology (AI and big data analytics, IoT, cloud computing, cybersecurity, RPA, blockchain, AR/VR, 3D printing), design thinking, critical and metacognitive thinking, communication, and skills in self-management such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility—have become critical.